Together, we’ve raised over $3,000,000 to fight this bullshit disease.
But until cancer's done, neither are we.
It all started with one sentence from our Mom that we will never forget...
"I have cancer"
As you can imagine, this came as quite a shock. I mean, we were still in high school; We hardly knew what cancer was. Well, we knew what it was, we just had no idea what it meant.
Our mother fought a slow and painful battle with breast cancer. It was three long three years of surgery, chemo and radiation treatments, with daily trips to the hospital or naturopath. She passed away right after her 50th birthday. It was almost a relief as she was in so much pain. We didn’t know where to go from there, but were lucky we had each-other.
We decided shortly after her funeral to start Twins Cancer Fundraising. Yes, we know the name sucks, but at the time that's all it was. Jamie wanted to walk 60km for cancer. Chris said forget it! Let’s throw a party!
Fast forward over sixteen years and here we are. What started as a small cancer fundraiser in our Dad’s backyard quickly grew into an annual event too loud and too large for Dad's neighbours to put up with. Through a massive team effort of family and friends, Gone Country was created.
July 20th, 2018 marked our sixth year. We raised $651,000 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and local families fighting cancer in the Lower Mainland
To date, with the help of our community, we have raised over $3 million to fight cancer and have roughly 250 dedicated volunteers.
Please mark your calendar for July 20th, 2019 for Gone Country #7!